In July, some of the PhD students who started this academic year will defend their PhD proposal. The rest of them will defend it in September.
The PhD thesis proposal is the first stage in the PhD program, and one of the most important ones, as it covers first achievements by the candidate and defines the final project. The goals are:
(1) To evaluate the student ability to undertake original research at the PhD level (deep knowledge of relevant literature; methodology definition and communication capabilities);
(2) To evaluate if the PhD plan can be completed in the PhD period (3 +1 year of extension if needed).
Students do not passing this stage have another opportunity during the next 6 months.
Defences are open to the public, so anyone in the Department and beyond is welcome to attend.